Tennessee women’s basketball’s season opener against Florida A&M on Friday has been canceled. 

The move comes after Florida A&M canceled its season Monday, citing concerns over the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  

“We are very disappointed but obviously we are taking concerns and circumstances within the women’s basketball program and COVID-19 very seriously. Student-athletes’ health and safety is and will remain our top priority,” said Florida A&M athletic director Kortne Gosha in a school release. “The department of athletics and the University are committed to adhering to all COVID-19 protocols and making sure we keep every Rattler student-athlete safe.”

Friday’s game was originally set to tip off at 1 p.m. ET at Thompson-Boling Arena. 

It is unclear whether or not the Lady Vols will attempt to find another opponent for Friday. As it stands, they will open the season at home against Western Kentucky on Saturday at 2 p.m.

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The Tennessee men’s basketball team’s first four games are also in jeopardy after it was announced that coach Rick Barnes, as well as multiple other Vols, tested positive for COVID-19. The Vols paused all team activities in response. 

This story will be updated